Set up a personalized Knife shop or get your own personalized knife with each and every detail hand-picked to suit your needs or imagination. Knife blanks are a smart way to achieve good results in mass production of knives. The “blanking process” is used to make Knife Blanks using any of the methods including water jet cutters, forging or using a metal-cutting bandsaw.
The Power of Water
Cut out of a steel bar stock using a water jet, the knife blanks are precisions cut and need a little grounding and heat treatment to turn them to a finished product. With holes and frame work for handle, and brass finger protectors in some cases, these blanks can be turned into a masterpiece using plastic, wooden or any suitable handles and fastening them using pins, epoxy, corby bolts etc.
The knife blanks are usually hardened for longevity and better edge holding capacity, and annealed in some cases for better results. Specifically, Bushcraft knives are annealed and not hardened. Many other manufacturers follow the practice too.
The blanks are generally made from lightweight material keeping in mind they have to accompany the owner, and to incorporate handles and still maintaining the size to weight ratio in the comfort zone. Generally, a large hollow in the handle along with holes for fasteners and lanyard loops will do the trick.